November 1, 2009

Nerine sarniensis 'Isandwlana'

This year, the Nerine sarniensis are blooming incredibly well, with most in full flower as I type this. I have added a few new Exbury hybrids and this one is particularly unusual, especially it's name, which I first thought was an error, until I Googled it, and discovered that Isandwlana is a place in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. sandlwana, in Zulu, means "something like a little house. " according to a tourist site description. Regardless, at lease I know that this is not an error in my typing! Which, of course, never happens!

This variety has unusually stripped petals, and, has a stunning pigment of bluish- violet not found in other forms of Nerine sarniensis cultivars. It's color has been difficult to capture in these photographs, so I have tried multiple exposures and in different light levels such as cloudy, sunny, overcast, etc. Still, you can get a good idea of what it looks like.

Sorry for the delay in posting, I've been traveling, west coast, Los Angeles for work, and now, home again.


  1. What a great Nerine! Brent & Becky shows one similar to that in the summer catalog but they don't mention a name. Is this where you got yours?

    The other nerine look great too. One of the ones you sent which bloomed is now finished flowering. Hopefully next year I will have a few more in flower.

  2. Hey Matt, Your Nerine is so pretty! Everyone at work loves your mag. It got passed around for about 2 weeks. Tessa especially enjoyed it as she's building a greenhouse and was drooling over the Nerine.
    Hope all is good with you & Joe,


Oh yes, do leave me a comment!